My computer is asking to repair a file

  joolzski 12:11 05 Sep 2009
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Hi i done a system restore just the other day, and after the computer looked like it was going to boot up again, a page came up saying that this file needing repair. (System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys)

I have inserted my xp disc and selected R to repair but then i am faced with a screen with

C:

Im not sure what command to type to repair this file. Any ideas please?

Thanks

  hiwatt 12:21 05 Sep 2009

Go to start/run and type sfc \scannow.This will scan and replace any corrupt files.

  howard64 12:22 05 Sep 2009

were you given the option to ignore message and or cancel. I would have done this and then gone to start - run - and type sfc /scannow return. Then if asked for the cd put it in and let it sort your files out. If it will not let you ignore it try restarting in safe mode.

  joolzski 12:34 05 Sep 2009

Hi, My computer cannot reach the satge where i can go to sart-run. It says this after a while..

Windows Could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt

System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup cd-rom.
Select 'R' at the first screen to start repair.

So ??????????

  Stuartli 12:40 05 Sep 2009

Make sure, if you undertake an XP Repair, that you keep selecting Install until the choice of Repair becomes available (NPT Recovery Console).

However, if possible, the

sfc /scannow

option is definitely preferable.

(Note the space after sfc )

  joolzski 12:43 05 Sep 2009

ok thanks will give this a try now

  joolzski 12:52 05 Sep 2009

Hi, it is saying now setup cannot create the folder: \WINDOWS\system32\drivers

Setup cannot continue until the folder is created

??

  hiwatt 12:59 05 Sep 2009

Reboot your computer and tap the F8 key continually.You will see different boot options,try either last known good configuration or see if you can boot in safe mode to do the sfc /scannow.

  hiwatt 13:01 05 Sep 2009

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  hiwatt 13:03 05 Sep 2009

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  joolzski 13:17 05 Sep 2009

Ok thanks for that, now it is saying:

Set up cannot delete the file: appmgr.cpl

I get te option to skip deleting this by pressing ESC but i try this and it the page remains the same.

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